Running the elephant gauntlet

Running the elephant gauntlet – a safari in the Kruger National Park

On the road going from the Shingwedzi River to Punda Maria in the northern section of the Kruger National Park are literally thousands of elephants. Cross the bridge you hit flat country covered with Mopani shrub. A tributary runs parallel to the main road some two to three hundred meters to the left. Elephants make their way to and from this source of water early mornings and late afternoons.

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Kruger National Park, South Africa – Wildlife as close as can be

Wildlife as close as can be – Kruger National Park

Hyaenas patrol up and down the fence at Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, hoping for some bones, which might fly miraculously from the braai-fires of the campers over the fence into their reach. Continue reading “Kruger National Park, South Africa – Wildlife as close as can be”

Addo Elephant Park – Eyeball to eyeball with grey giants

The rooster is calling. It’s only half past four. Going to bed early and getting up with the first indication of light is the lifestyle on a citrus farm. Vlou, our Beagle, lies still on his back snoring the mites out of the cushions of his bed and will refuse to get up earlier than half past six. Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park – Eyeball to eyeball with grey giants”

House Sitting a Safari Lodge in Botswana

We cared for a horse riding safari lodge in Mashatu Game Reserve and it was awesome and hot!

How lucky! For almost four weeks we were house sitters at Limpopo Horse Riding Safaris at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. We cared for thirty-eight well-trained, bush wise horses, a greyhound named Cleo and the property together with few of the employees, who were assigned to stay over the Christmas holidays. Continue reading “House Sitting a Safari Lodge in Botswana”